# Proportions in Real Life

 Old Fashioned Pancakes 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 1/4 cups milk 1 egg 3 tablespoons butter

There are many examples for ratios and proportions in real life such as:

•  To make 8 pancakes, a recipe calls for 1 ½ cups of flour. How much flour is used for 20 pancakes?
• Turkey must be cooked for 30 minutes per 1 kg. How long would you have to cook a 5 kg turkey for?
• Mom uses 2 cups of sugar to make 30 butter cookies. She has five cups of sugar in her sugar canister. How many cookies can she make?
• A babysitter was paid \$112 for 8 hours of work. How much would the babysitter receive for working a 36 hour week?
• It takes 620 brick to build 100 square feet of wall. How many square feet of wall can be built with 5000 bricks?
• A builder mixes 1 part of cement with 2 parts of sand and 3 parts gravel. If 6.3 cubic yards of sand are used, how much cement is needed for the mixture?
• Dads can get 23 miles to the gallon in his car. How many gallons of gas will it take her to drive 320 miles to visit our grandmother?
• Dad car gets 23 miles/gallon and his gas tank holds 15 gallons. How far can he go on a tank of gas?
• Five pounds of grass seed covers 120 square feet. Our lawn is 900 square feet. How much seed do we need?
• I can mow the lawn of a house in 3.5 hours. . How long will it take to mow 6 lawns?
• A nurse gives a patient her 3 shots during a 12-hour shift. How many shots would the patient receive in a 48 hour period?
• If students write their own word problems they will learn how word problems are constructed, develop their reasoning skills, and make connections between math concepts and the real world.